Although I certainly haven’t reached my writing goals, by any means, I have done some freelance writing. For a time, I was actually making a good bit of money doing it too. There were even a few months that it covered the rent, free and clear. But as the economy tanked, local outlets (the ones I wrote for) either went away or closed ranks. Editors and staff began to do more of their own writing. Magazines got thinner. “Advertorials” made up the bulk of the content. It still hasn’t really turned around, at least here. So I threw myself into finishing my Masters thesis. But you can read some of my freelance work here. I’m particularly proud of the piece on the libraries, and the one on Poe, of course.
And in answer to the other question posted, no, I don’t monetize my blog.
My writing goals include: having my reviews picked up by a national outlet and finish writing a novel.
I can do that…